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Queen's in the Arctic

Through studies in biology, computing science, education, engineering, law, environmental studies, medicine, geography, policy studies - Queen's commitment to the arctic takes many forms:

  • From the groundbreaking pan-Arctic work of John Smol (Winner, Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering 2004) to the local multidisciplinary and multi-institutional work being conducted at Cape Bounty and Daring Lake.

  • Queen's biologists and geographers are among recipients of the recent NSERC-ADAPT grant.

  • The university recruits northern engineers through the Aboriginal Access to Engineering Program and continues decades of community work in the James Bay Lowlands and the Kitikmeot of Nunavut.

  • The Chair of IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action, Dr. Peter Harrison, is the Director of the Queen's School of Policy Studies.

  • The Queen's University Arctic Research Community has recently integrated its new field stations in the Northwest Passage with existing southern facilities, and opened discussions on capacity building with territorial governments.

  • Queen's combines pioneering research into the impacts of climate change, with a practical determination to help residents of the north adapt and prosper in the changing Arctic.